DC #722: Bubble Guts


On today's Super-sized Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Prospect Park cuts All My Children and One Life to Live’s weekly episodes from four to two. One of the reasons given was that fans were watching one show or the other, but not both. AMC and OLTL are dropped from FX Canada. Do fans of the shows have reason to worry? Michael Nader returns to Pine Valley as Dimitri Marick.

The Bold and the Beautiful had a busy week of casting news. Hunter Tylo says she's off contract. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is taking a hiatus. Former Days of Our Lives star Darin Brooks joins the soap and his character will be involved with Hope. Rena Sofer joins B&B as the mother of Brooks' character. Brooke tries to steal one of Taylor’s men, yet again.

Rafe is attacked on Days of Our Lives. Sami, EJ and Stefano find out about Kate and Rafe’s relationship. Is JJ the voice of DAYS viewers?

General Hospital debuts a slew of new characters, portrayed by Maura West, Kristen Alderson, Roger Howarth and Michael Easton. The DC gang weighs in on the arrivals with their First Impressions. Did GH miss a beat by not pairing Morgan with Ava Jerome in a "Mrs. Robinson" storyline? Did lightning strike a third time for Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton?

GH casts Samantha Logan as a sister for Felix. Is TJ being written as a stereotypical “angry black man?” Jane Elliot needs to submit Monday’s scenes opposite of Anthony Geary for an Emmy nomination next year. The DC crew gives thumbs up or thumbs down to The Chew and General Hospital’s crossover.

Michelle Stafford is leaving The Young and the Restless as Phyllis. Find out who the DC gang thinks would make a good recast. Y&R casts Mishael Morgan as a character who will interact with Cane and Lily. Why do Y&R regimes INSIST on making Cane the heir apparent to the Chancellor empire ,when fans so vocally oppose it?

Should Traci be there for Michael and revive her rivalry with Lauren? Not a single member of the DC gang believes Kevin or Chloe would steal from Katherine. Y&R is reviving the question about Summer’s paternity. Michael learns about Lauren and Carmine.

All this and MUCH more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast. 
 

 


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20 Responses

  1. Profile photo of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=peabeas]This fan is not opposed to Cane being heir apparent to
    Chancellor Industries. Speak for yourself![/quote]

    Well does it say anywhere that ALL fans are opposed to it? No, it doesn’t. The fact remains that fans – fans NOT all fans – on Twitter and several message boards are disappointed about Cane playing yet another huge role in the family he coned several times. And truth remains that Katherine has people much closer to her than Cane to fill that role, people who are very well capable.

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    MsAgentProvocateur1

    @Jillian- Pocahontas’ creepy uncle. LMAO!

    I was also surprised when PP announced how they were going to do the episodes. I had assumed it would be more like a mini-series or prime time series episode arc for each and that they would rotate. I still think they should try it this way.
    I was never a longtime fan of either show but I do watch and I wish them well. I hope they have enough latitude to find a successful model.

    I’m still trying to listen to the Podcast, the way my day goes, I have to listen in segments so I probably won’t get through it all today but I’m enjoying what I hear immensely!

    As for GH and TJ, who didn’t see this coming when Rafe came on the show? I instantly knew what TJ’s fate would be when Rafe came on :( I guess Felix’s sister will be consolation. At least they didn’t go the Destiny/Matthew teen pregnancy route that was done on OLTL one ABC.

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    luverica

    I’m so pleased that you guys called out GH for that CHEW crap. I’ve never been that uncomfortable watching a soap episode since the days of Chuck Pratt writing for AMC. Oh and that Carla Hall; the woman Jillian said looks like Beeker from the Muppets. She creeps me out.

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    pennywise555

    [quote=soapjunkie88][quote=peabeas]Well does it say anywhere that ALL fans are opposed to it? No, it doesn’t. The fact remains that fans – fans NOT all fans – on Twitter and several message boards are disappointed about Cane playing yet another huge role in the family he coned several times. And truth remains that Katherine has people much closer to her than Cane to fill that role, people who are very well capable.[/quote]

    I’m fine with Cane being HALF the heir apparent IF Jill is the other HALF, and Cane is found to be Jill’s son, Brock’s son, or Tucker’s son instead of Devon.

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    Luke Kerr

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    SoapArmageddon

    DC Guys, wonderful, wonderful podcast.:) I wish they were all as long as this one was.

    Despite the hysterics I went into when Steve Burton was hired by Y&R, I do think it’s the writers’ fault that the character isn’t clicking, not the actor’s.

    It’s about time Days got some love. Thanks for that.

    The best of the new additions to GH right now is Maura West.

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    dqh257

    DC guys, without giving any spoileres away, do you think that a Y&R quadrangle between Chelsea/Adam/Sharon/Dylan seems like it’s on the horizon? and I will definitely be more invested once the baby paternity issue is exposed. As far as Chloe goes, if she and Kevin break up, maybe they could invest in the Chloe/Chavez/Abby triangle, which is where that story should go, instead of Kevin is a thief.

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    lauren329

    Rarely comment but I’m on this site everyday. I have to say I loved the long podcast with the whole gang. The Michael Nader Pochahontas stuff was hilarious. That said, I can’t wait to see Dimitri. Jamey, you mentioned our tweeting back and forth last week about how there is no one in Pine Valley for AJ because he is related to all Tad’s little girls. I felt famous and made my mother download the podcast. Jenny was so unnecessary, much like all the excess Sami children.

    One thing on the PP debacle- I know you guys said that production issues weren’t likely part of the problem because its the same people who made 5 hours a week at ABC. I think that’s a good point but I do think the shared studio, 5 week on-off business may be messing them up. That’s way different than how they were used to working at ABC. I could see OLTL being behind now as they are just getting back to work this week after AMC had an initial 2 week and then a 5 week stint. Maybe I’m just wishful thinking its more production issues than viewership. I’m loving the shows SO MUCH (sad you guys aren’t totally sold on OLTL- I think its amazing without the dead weight of the Fords, Gigi etc.) so I hate thinking they aren’t getting eyeballs. Totally agree that they should have been rolled out separately. Also think it would have been wise to wait until this week when so much primetime is on hiatus. Market it like “Scandal’s not back until September but we have new episodes of AMC all summer long everyday on Hulu”

    Thanks to all of you for keeping it real and hilarious when it comes to our favorite genre- you guys are the best!

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    pferrando

    I know that a lot of people have indicated they want both Kevin and Chloe gone, but a break up is a good start. I liked Kevin on today’s show, with Chavez. And it would make perfect sense to throw Chloe into the mix with Abby and Chavez. I’m not liking that pairing since Abby was recast anyway.

    We may not see much of those two anyway as both are not on contract.

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    sodsince16

    Forgive me Jamey for I have sinned.

    I always feel guilty listening to the podcast because I have grown to be the type of viewer Jamey hates. I only watch OLTL, I don’t watch AMC. I marathon it on a Saturday just like Prospect Park said in their press release. Also, Y&R’s time changed in Los Angeles twice in the past decade and now I can’t remember what time it is on.

    My point is that while I read DC, follow the podcast and, two other soap podcasts, I am still just a casual viewer and most of my viewing habits were reflected correctly in the PP press release. I watch 2-3 hours of a random soap each week and I keep up with the general story lines of all six soaps online. My habits are unlikely to change so, I agree with PP that they should change their approach as soon as the information was available.

    While I enjoy OLTL – I also feel that next to primetime shows on Hulu it cannot adequately compete for my attention. It is simply not as good as Scandal or Downtown Abby, and when you watch online these are the other choices available. In the daytime we cut the soaps some slack for having hunky actors who can’t act or overly dramatic divas who wear hats to work. However, when OLTL is offered on an equal platform such as Hulu, it cannot compete at that level of choice.

    So, I hope that OLTL continues to exist, but at this point it is mainly so that those on the podcast will have something to talk about. From my perspective, and this is harsh, it seems like low budget fan fiction of what a viewer from the 1990’s thought should happen next in Landview with curse words and sexual innuendo.

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    Transfigurationjc

    Like always you guys just continue to bash Y+R but kiss Cartini’s asses all day long. I love the humorous elements of the podcast but when it comes to story and acting comparing YR & GH you are all way off base.

    I for one love Steve Burton’s new role. And Cartini have done nothing but turn GH into a ridiculous hybrid cartoon. Now we get Roger Howarth doing a lame impersonation of the beach boys, Kristen Alderson looking like a completely ridiculous bimbo bedding down the twink Bryan Craig gay porn star and Micheal Easton channeling his inner Jack Sparrow. And you guys just bend over backward to praise this garbage?

    Yet you trash all the intelligent adult stories on YR? Sorry you guys need to get your objectivity and your taste back. The comedy is good, but your taste in story and casting has fallen way off. Get real.

  12. Profile photo of Transfigurationjc
    Transfigurationjc

    Very insightful, intelligent comments. Very well said. Usually when I read comments from soap viewers on message boards and facebook I weep for the immaturity and lack of intelligence in most soap fans. You have almost restored my faith in them, lol. And I agree with all your comments.

    I was hoping that the reboots of both AMC + OLTL would usher in a far more intelligent, edgier era for serial story telling. But these shows will never reach the level of Cable serials like Homeland, Downton Abby, Game of Thrones or Boardwalk Empire. And sadly since censorship standards are so lose on the web, the show are already competing with cable as it relates to simulated nudity and unnecessary profanity. SMH. Thanks again for your comments.

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